The Heron

The Heron

Step away from the Everyday

From £140 per night

Welcome to Farmstead Glamping's Sister Space

The Heron

The Heron is a one of a kind ‘Tiny Barn’ that is owned and managed by Jon and Hannah.  Tucked away in a quiet corner of Colber Farm it is designed to give you a unique, off grid, luxury escape.

We really want you to feel like you have stepped away from the every day when you come to stay in The Heron.  Your adventure starts straight away when you leave you car behind and take a 10min walk to find this tiny barn hidden behind a seasonal wildlife pond.  Just like the Shepherds Huts of Farmstead Glamping, The Heron is completely off-grid and powered by its own solar array, meaning you can sit back, relax and enjoy the luxury in the knowledge that you are doing so in near carbon neutrality! 


So bring the kids or don’t bring the kid’s! Have a relaxing soak in the outdoor Copper Bateau Bath or release your inner caveman cooking on the Open Fire. Hunker down on the sofa, reading your book by the fire or declare a duvet day and snuggle up to watch your favourite movie.  What ever you chose to do whilst you’re here,  you’re sure to leave feeling relaxed and recharged and ready to take on the world!  

We have just returned from couple of nights stay at the Heron . This place is absolutely magical . Very high class finish , completely secluded , perfect little escape for those who want off grid luxury experience . The bath tub is a cherry on cake in every weather

Amenities at The Heron

Please note that the path to the Heron is unlit and at times muddy so please bring wellies and torches . If you do not like walking or total seclusion this place is not for you.


Check in: 2.00 pm Check out: 10.30 am if possible please aim to arrive during day light The Heron is a 10min walk from the Car Park, you are provided with a wheel barrow to take your thing with you. Alternatively Hannah is available to take your belongings (and you) down to the site by car. You will need to arrange this with Hannah pre arrival. Free roaming of the farm is not possible due to the cattle. Please stick to footpaths Please note the huts are based on and next to working farms, so you may experience a little noise from time-to-time Please note that the path to the Heron is unlit and at times muddy so please bring wellies and torches


Two ring gas hob Outdoor Fire pit and fire bowl with grill and outdoor cooking pots Fridge Pots, pans, plates and cutlery are all provided

Washing and Toiletries

Gas powered shower En suite flushing toilet Belfast sink in kitchen dresser with running hot and cold water Locally made Toiletries (hand wash and lotion, Conditioner and body and hair wash)

Alfresco Bathing

Tucked under a couple of beautiful Hornbeam trees is a luxurious outdoor copper roll top bath for you to enjoy!

Sleeping Arrangements

One king size bed Two single beds in hayloft Please note the hayloft is accessed by a ladder and is 2m above floor level

Kids & Pets

Children over the age of 7 are welcome and can be accommodated in two single beds in the hayloft. Please be aware that the tiny barn is sited near to open water and that the child's sleeping area is up high There is a £5 per child/per night charge. Babe in arms (non walking) are welcome and a travel cot can be provided. Pets Well behaved dogs welcomed April to October, but must be kept off the furniture. There is a charge of £20 per dog per stay.

Heating, lighting & bedding

Egyptian cotton bed linen Solar powered lighting inside and outside hut USB charging sockets Please note that there are not 3-pins sockets for appliances such as hairdryers


DVD projector and a selection of movies provided! Radio, cards, board games, binoculars and small collection of books

No swimming in Pond

Please note that there is no swimming or boating in the pond for safety reasons.

Welcome Hamper

a generous welcome hamper of local nibbles!

We had a lovely 3 night stay in The Heron. Surpassed our expectations, cooking on the fire pit, relaxing in the outdoor bath, star gazing at night - it was perfect. Lovely walks in and around the Sturminster Newton. We will definitely return

Check-in days Monday and Friday

Minimum 3 nights weekend and 4 day week during Peak months.

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2 night stays may be available off peak (Weekend Nov-Mar and Midweek Oct-June)

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